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Begin Your Transportation Career as a Bus Operator

Bus Operator Positions

With more than 2,000 clean-air buses operating throughout LA County, Metro relies on an extensive team of Bus Operators to carry out our mission every day. Bus Operators are at the core of Metro service and gain valuable experience for careers in transportation.

Metro offers competitive benefits

  • Pay: $17.75 per hour to start as a bus operator with incremental pay rate increases
  • Part-time with potential to become full time
  • Medical, dental and vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursements
  • Paid trainings
  • Retirement plan options

The road to becoming a Metro Bus Operator

Step 1: Submit an application

Visit and follow instructions to apply online.

Step 2: Screening and interview

If your skills meet the qualifications, Metro Talent Acquisition will contact you to schedule an interview.

If you succeed in the interview, you must pass the following before you can start training:

  • Background check
  • Information session
  • Bus Operator Candidate Assessment Test (BOCAT)
  • Employment verification
  • Pre-employment physical exam

Step 3: Orientation and training

Once you have cleared pre-employment, you will be scheduled for on-boarding and eight weeks of paid training at Metro.  During training, you will take a written and road test to obtain your Class B license.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability.